Paddy Power Millionaire Chase Qualifier tips: Paddy’s punting panel’s picks for Week 3

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The third qualifying race for the Millionaire Chase runs this weekend and we’ve gathered our crack team of pundits together once again to give you the best chance of landing a winner.

We’ve already got two pleased punters confirmed in our £1m sweepstake for the Millionaire’s Chase at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day and there’s four remaining spots up for grabs. The third qualifying race sets off at 15:00 at Newbury on Saturday 28th of November.

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So, without further ado, here’s out top pundit’s tips for the 15:00 at Newbury on Saturday 28th of November 2020. And remember, if you want to be in with a chance of winning the £1m, make sure you OPT IN before placing any bets on this race.

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Ruby Walsh: AYE RIGHT

The seven-year-old only has 11 stone on his back and I think he really could be improving.

I don’t think he has to make the running, he’s a very good jumper. He can sit behind the pace and wait till the straight, maybe the third-last ditch. AYE RIGHT is unexposed and well in against Vinndication.

Frank Hickey: CLOTH CAP

I agree with Paddy that Black Op has a right chance but I would just prefer if the ground was a bit easier. Some people are saying Vindication but he’s running off 161 and if you saw his jumping at the track last week, you’d think that it’s absolutely insane to be having a bet on him at 6/1. His jumping was very off-putting and he wouldn’t be for me.

The one that I’m going to back is CLOTH CAP for Jonjo O’Neill. He really wants good ground but hasn’t had it in a long time. He’s been dropped 2lbs and only carries 10st.

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Paddy Power: BLACK OP

I was between two horses for this – Aye Right and Black Op – the second and third favourites. I’m going to go with BLACK OP. He was second at this meeting last year to Champ, which obviously turned out to be very good form. He was second to Slate House in another Grade 1 at Kempton and had some nice prep behind Imperial Aura, who is a really progressive horse, at Carlisle last time. He looks quite well-handicapped with 11st and it will feel like he’s going around with nothing on his back!

Mick Fitzgerald: THE CONDITIONAL

The talking horse is Vinndication and I have no doubt if Newbury was a right-handed track he would be a good thing. Running left-handed though is a huge disadvantage to him. I’ll side with THE CONDITIONAL as his trainer is very good at getting them ready first time up.

Timeform: AYE RIGHT

AYE RIGHT leaves the impression he may have an even bigger performance in him now racing beyond 3m for the first time over fences and can become the first Scottish-trained winner since 1979. Secret Investor rates a big threat after his impressive defeat of Potterman at Chepstow. Kim Bailey pair Vinndication and Two For Gold are two of many others who could go well.

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